After several images sneaking online Marvel Studios today have announced the production on Doctor Strange has officially started. The film has been in production for a several weeks now but now it’s official Marvel have decided release the film’s official synopsis and confirmation of casting too.
We’ve known for a while that Benedict Cumberbatch is our titular hero Stephen Strange but who was joining him was still a bit of a mystery. Rachel McAdams,Michael Stuhlbarg with Mads Mikkelsen all joining with the Hannibal at one point about to sign up to play the villain in the next Thor: The Dark World. Tilda Swinton we’ve known about for a while, the press release we got sent still doesn’t confirm she’ll be playing’The Acient One’. Chiwetel Ejiofor has also signed on with rumours stating he maybe be Baron Mordo, McAdams we believe will be Night Nurse Christine Palmer,with Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West
Here’s the short but sweet synopsis…
“ Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.
Doctor Strange is the latest film in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase 3’s goal—over the course of four years and nine films—is to introduce audiences to new heroes and continue the adventures of fan favorites.“
The film was in Nepal and will be filmed shot in several locations around the world, including London, New York, Hong Kong and Kathmandu.Doctor Strange has been one of Marvel comics ‘secondary characters’ threatening to break through into premier league but with Cumberbatch onboard the film at least will help Strange status rise even if its only MCU. Like many Marvel’s character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Strange made his debut in Strange Tales comic issue 110 which was release July 1963. As Master of the Mystic Arts and Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange is typically the world’s foremost expert on magic, but it wasn’t always that way. Earlier in his life, he was an arrogant professional surgeon, but when a car accident took his fine motor skills away from him, he became desperate and searched the globe for a cure. One was offered, not to cure his hands, but instead to cure his soul.
Strange was never one of the popular titles in Marvel but it has always had that hardcore following.If you look at Guardians Of The Galaxy itself was least popular comic book that was cancelled at one stage to become one of the most popular Cinema universe films to date.
Doctor Strange will be released in UK&Ireland on 28th October 2016.